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Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars is an adventure of the heart.
Brendan Reichs' Nemesis features the threat of total planetary destruction and a serial murder (same killer, same victim), yet still manages to fall flat.
Revisit old friends in Starfall, Melissa Lander’s companion novel to her 2016 hit, Starflight.
Revisit Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles universe in the first volume of Wires and Nerve, a graphic novel starring sassy android (and unsung series hero) Iko.
Take a Firefly-esque romp around the galaxy in Melissa Lander’s novel, Starflight.
Join Rhee and Aly as they attempt to uncover the truth in Rhoda Belleza's debut novel, Empress of a Thousand Skies.
A behind-the-scenes look at the new film starring Britt Robertson and Asa Butterfield.
The adventure has only just begun.
A teenager helps her non-lingual adoptive sister return to the Arctic island from where she and a bunch of other babies were found on an abandoned ship.
Although it’s set in the far future, S.J. Kincaid’s The Diabolic touches on familiar and timely themes.
Time’s running out.
A new character makes herself known.
With answers come more questions.
Like Groundhog Day, but with guns.
Let’s go to the mall!
S.E. Grove imagines a world fractured into different ages—and you thought different time zones were a hassle.
Sometimes you just gotta take a hot bath.
Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy spans time periods and dimensions, and wraps up with the appropriately epic A Million Worlds With You.
A snowstorm can bring with it a whole new perspective on life.
There are fluffy unicorns on this planet, so things can’t be totally bad.
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Gemina picks up where Illuminae left off and never lets up on the throttle.
Big wheels keep on turnin.’
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac. Mad Max meets Jurassic Park.
There’s a fine line between reality television and going crazy.
Jessica Shirvington’s Disruption imagines a world in which relationships are controlled through pheromone technology—and the company that owns said technology controls society.
Listen to your Umta.
Loki plays leader while reflecting on a much different former life.
No one wants to deal with a food allergy, especially when you’ve just escaped a space station overrun by menacing robots.
Craving more drama in your literary landscape? Take in the view from The Thousandth Floor.
Dive in to the first episode of ReMade, the new YA series from Serial Box Publishing.
In Jennifer Brody's first book of the Continuum Trilogy, we find out if humanity can survive in the face of certain extinction.
C.A. Higgins’ Lightless series, which begins with Lightless and Supernova, paints a bleak picture of humanity’s future.
In Katie Kennedy's Learning to Swear in America, a physicist prodigy joins NASA's efforts to stop a giant asteroid hurtling towards Earth.
In Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorona, the discovery of an alternate Earth forever redefines life in our world.
Rick Yancey offers answers in The Last Star, but they don't make for a satisfying conclusion.
Stephanie Perkins returns with a short story anthology for summertime swoon.
Chris Howard’s Night Speed is a drug-fueled sprint through the streets of NYC (and an examination of the struggles that come with addiction). You could win a copy!
Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s The Square Root of Summer is a lesson in grieving and love, with a little unexpected time travel thrown in.
Philip Reeve’s Railhead takes readers on a wild (train) ride through the future of humanity.
HOLY SHIZZ, a.k.a. a long overdue review of Ilsa J. Bick's Monsters, the final installment in the Ashes trilogy.
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy ends with a bang, not a whimper, in Morning Star.
Revisit the Lunar Chronicles universe—and get to know the characters before they were heroes—in Marissa Meyer’s short story collection, Stars Above.
Explore the future with Parker Peevyhouse's debut novel, Where Futures End.
Debut author Emily Henry arrives on the YA scene with her time travel romance, The Love That Split the World.
In Robin Palmer's Once Upon a Kiss, a teenager from the '80s finds herself stuck in 2016.
Meet an upcoming movie with a stellar list of ingredients that includes sci-fi, teen romance, Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson.
Join a group of gifted young adults as they investigate “anomalies” (i.e., psychic abilities) and teenage feelings in Robin Epstein’s HEAR.
Tessa Elwood’s Inherit the Stars examines how far someone will go for her family (in space).
Ever wonder what other people did with their time while the heroes of the Rebel Alliance were battling the Empire? Claudia Gray tells a different side of the story in Lost Stars, a Star Wars novel.
Mackenzi Lee’s Frankenstein retelling, This Monstrous Thing, breathes new life into the classic tale.
The final book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, Winter, doesn’t disappoint. (But it is terribly hard to say goodbye to these friends.)
The second book in Claudia Gray’s Firebird series, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, might not be as swoony as the first one, but it’s certainly not without its heart-racing moments.
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae features terrifying accidents in space, an artificial intelligence gone rogue, biochemical warfare, and the power of love.
Ryan Graudin's Wolf By Wolf creates a terrifying past in which the Axis Powers won World War II -- and one girl sets out to catalyze their downfall.
Mix one part post-apocalyptic plot with three parts science fiction (and throw in an surprising ending and unexpected humor to taste) and you’ve got Erin Bow’s new novel, The Scorpion Rules.
Get a glimpse of the characters from Tessa Elwood’s upcoming Inherit the Stars in the (free to download) prequel short story Inherit the Stars: Reprieve. Plus: You could win an ARC of the full Inherit the Stars months before its release!
Ernest Cline's newest book is a fun jaunt through space and, of course, geek culture.
Adam Silvera’s debut novel More Happy Than Not holds no punches and tugs at the heartstrings.
Not happy with your real life? Jen Brooks’ debut novel In A World Just Right gives us a glimpse into what it might be like to be able to create a better one.
Become a fan of futuristic zero-gravity boxing in Fonda Lee’s debut novel, Zeroboxer.
When it comes to Andrew Smith, a summer camp story would never just be a summer camp story.
In Soulprint by Megan Miranda, reincarnation is grounds for incarceration.
Get to know the girl behind the glamour in Fairest, the latest in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series.
Grab your trusty towel and hang on for a wild, galaxy-crossing adventure with Amy Rose Capetta’s Unmade!
Pierce Brown deserves all the laurels for not falling prey to the dreaded sequel doldrums with his second novel in the Red Rising trilogy, Golden Son.
Check out award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick's The Ghosts of Heaven - AND CUE "THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA"
A world in which people’s destinies are determined by the frequency at which they resonate is an interesting, if flawed, idea.
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's Starbound trilogy shifts to the battle-torn planet of This Shattered World.
High fantasy meets science fiction in Romina Russell's astrology inspired Zodiac.
But it’s definitely aliens in the first book in James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton's new Endgame series, The Calling.
Renegade, the third and final book in Antony John's Elemental series. And it does not disappoint.
For the main character in John Corey Whaley's Noggin, getting his head chopped off and surgically reattached to someone else's body is the easy part.
Mandy C. is super glad she didn’t have to travel to another dimension to read Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You (but she totally would have).
Go on a short adventure with the Sixth Doctor and Peri as written by Vampire Academy author Richelle Mead. Plus: You could win a paperback of the entire 12 Doctors, 12 Stories collection!
Don't panic! Because Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta is pretty rad.
Fasten your seatbelts, because The Infinite Sea ain't no bridge book.
Brian reviews L. Ron Hubbard's ten-volume science fiction epic, Mission Earth. Ten volumes. Ten damn volumes.
Life on Earth grows even more treacherous in Day 21, the sequel to The 100 by Kass Morgan.
The fine arts boarding school reality show in Caragh M. O'Brien's The Vault of Dreamers is more than meets the eye. #sorrynotsorry (Plus: enter to win a copy of the book!)
Partials, by Dan Wells. Another post-apocalypse book which doubles as pro-choice literature.
Jeff Hart's zombie-tastic Eat, Brains, Love was awesome, but the sequel is even better.
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare. I died in your arms tonight...see you in 2034.
Join us, if you will, on a planet where slaves are genetically engineered.
With Eat, Brains, Love, author Jeff Hart manages to do the unthinkable: make zombies interesting again.
One good thing about a post-apocalyptic society like the one in Chris Weitz’s The Young World would be having free access to New York City’s finest clothing retailers. (The whole "scavenging for food and fighting off insane teenagers" thing? Pass.)
If your crush likes you back, but only in an alternate universe, does it still count?
Go on a heist—accentuated by superpowers—with the characters of Emily Lloyd-Jones’ Illusive.
Keep a bright flashlight close at hand while reading Josin L. McQuein’s Arclight and Meridian … just in case.
It’s hard to believe there’s a universe out there that makes the “universe” of a normal high school experience appealing, but Amalie Howard has included one in The Almost Girl.
In Free to Fall, Lauren Miller details a future that could easily come to pass if we’re not careful to put down our smartphones every once and a while.
M.C. Morison's Time Sphere is an exciting mystery with heavy doses of history, philosophy, metaphysics, and dry wit.
Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam. Just how deep does the rabbit hole go?
Steampunk, sci-fi and fantasy blend together for one helluva ride on an intergalactic steam train. Bonus: We have copies for you to win!
Ann Brashares, author of the Sisterhood series, is back with a time travel romance, The Here and Now
Mandy C. checks in with her favorite Marvel team in honor of the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Gard Skinner's Game Slaves is an action-packed trip that will have you questioning what is real.
Shannon Hale's Dangerous kicks off with the heroine going to space camp. WHERE DO WE SIGN UP?!
With Andrew Smith as the tour guide to Grasshopper Jungle, y'all better hold onto your butts.
Zombie-obsessed Maddy discusses the merits of the Resident Evil movies and their contribution to the women-who-kick-ass canon.